|"Tick Tock" by Peter Nijenhuis|
Passing Time with Tick and Tock
Each time I tick, my heart grows sick
to see time pass so quick-quick-quick!
Is it a joke? Some kind of trick?
This life is not the one I'd pick.
With every tock, I find the clock
has barely budged. Like solid rock,
it sits there taunting, taking stock.
I wish the future would unlock!
One fateful day, the story goes,
the two were caught up in the throes
of what could never be undone—
a time warp merged them into one!
Tock would always follow Tick.
Tick would not abandon Tock.
You'd think the two would really click,
but now they bicker round the clock.
© 2018 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
Through the wonders of modern technology, enter the YouTube portal to experience the time warp for yourself!
Under normal circumstances, today (the last Friday of the month) would be our wrap-up celebration for Calef Brown's DMC challenge to write a poem about two anthropomorphized objects. (Click HERE for more details.) Because we got a late start, however, I am postponing the celebration until next Friday, November 2nd, and look forward to sharing a few more daily ditties next week!
Molly Hogan, Tabatha Yeatts, Renée LaTulippe, and Buffy Silverman. If you haven't already done so, you have until Wednesday, October 31st, to post your poem on the October 2018 padlet and be included in next week's wrap-up presentation.
Don't let time run away from you!
A Journey Through the Pages for this week's Poetry Friday roundup and her poem inspired by Calef Brown's challenge—"Sunrise Conversation." Thanks, Kay!